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  1.    06 Mar 2017 #341

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Yep, a real hardware guru. That's why I asked for his opinion when you posted that letter from AMD. I knew @kipper would never do it. I was just curious if requests like that were common in his line of work. I used to read most of his reviews, all top notch.

    One person called it Faildozer all over again i guess people aren't happy about this but yet when the FX line came out it didn't have all these issues it just was slow

    Makes me think they got ahead of themselves again but yet when it comes to a budget PC they are hardly a Budget you can rack up some bucks on AMD too
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  2.    06 Mar 2017 #342
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    I'll reserve judgement until it 'matures'. Wait for a few bios updates and people figure it out, then make a judgement. I think they went to market too quick. There are always 'growing pains' for any new chipset, been there done that. It just seems there are more than usual for this one.
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  3.    06 Mar 2017 #343
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    AMD Ryzen Gaming Performance In-Depth: 16 Games Played at 1080p & 1440p

    TechSpot just put out this morning a pretty interesting article comparing Ryzen to Intel that you might find interesting.....

    You can look it over here:
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  4.    06 Mar 2017 #344

    Quote Originally Posted by kipper View Post
    AMD Ryzen Gaming Performance In-Depth: 16 Games Played at 1080p & 1440p

    TechSpot just put out this morning a pretty interesting article comparing Ryzen to Intel that you might find interesting.....

    You can look it over here:

    Seen this Video and it is not that bad of a CPU but overclockablity is just dead

    Maybe future updates might help it AMD is alright i used them for a long time but honestly im done and have no reason to be entertained by it maybe by the time i need a new build AMD will be a Option
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  5.    06 Mar 2017 #345
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    Given the gaming performance and price, the i7-7700K / i7-6700K is the better buy over any of the 3 Ryzen chips as I stated here in The Real Numbers. Unless you "really" need a octo-core chip, intel is the cheaper way to go with their quad core i7's.

    Things may change if/when gaming performance gets on par with Intel's quad-core processors, but until then, I can't see any but the die-hard AMD fans going for the Ryzen chips.

    My two cents.
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  6.    06 Mar 2017 #346
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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Given the gaming performance and price, the i7-7700K / i7-6700K is the better buy over any of the 3 Ryzen chips as I stated here in The Real Numbers. Unless you "really" need a octo-core chip, intel is the cheaper way to go with their quad core i7's.

    Things may change if/when gaming performance gets on par with Intel's quad-core processors, but until then, I can't see any but the die-hard AMD fans going for the Ryzen chips.

    My two cents.
    Even counting in prices ?
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  7.    06 Mar 2017 #347
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarstarshines View Post
    Seen this Video and it is not that bad of a CPU but overclockablity is just dead

    Maybe future updates might help it AMD is alright i used them for a long time but honestly im done and have no reason to be entertained by it maybe by the time i need a new build AMD will be a Option
    Yeah Solar, I agree with your assessment.....

    As for overclocking these new processors I have seen a few that have actually been able to OC via the UEFI Bios and have it right there with the X models.......

    For the average guy looking to build a new system for everyday use and gaming you can put together a great setup with for say even an I7-6600K on a Z170 board for a better price than going Ryzen with a new board......well, IMHO anyways.....
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  8.    06 Mar 2017 #348
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Even counting in prices ?
    For me anyways, already running a 6700K on a Z170 board I cannot see moving to Ryzen as an upgrade based on my needs......

    If I was running an older much older Intel or even a previous AMD processor I would have to consider Ryzen as a plausible upgrade.......

    Now having said that I am seriously thinking of picking up a 1700 or a 1700X and one of the newer ASUS boards just to play with and test for myself and then most likely give it to one of my grand-kids......unless I find it to be "All That" and more........
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  9.    06 Mar 2017 #349
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    I thought that was a good comparison by Techspot. My observations are that compared to where AMD was before, Ryzen was a big success and put them way ahead of their previous position. Compared to all of their hype and claims before release, Ryzen was a failure for gaming at least. Maybe future BIOS updates will improve performance some, I would guess it will.

    The overclockability by most reviewers was surprisingly a big disappointment.

    For a gamer building a gaming rig today, I don't know why they would pick a Ryzen over a cheaper 7700K. The 7700K beat all the Ryzen chips in almost every game tested. Yes, the Ryzen chips can play games well at every level. but, the cheaper 6700K and 7700K beat them in every single title. So, looking at that review, if I were building a gaming rig today, why would I chose a $500 1800X or a $400 1700X that gets beat by a $340 7700K on every game tested. Then if you consider the overclockability of the 7700K, it would be safe to assume you could beat it a whole lot worse. The 7700K can overclock like crazy. Cheaper, faster and better is an easy decision for me.

    Maybe the answer would be different if you were looking at a production rig, I don't know. But for a gaming rig, I don't see a decision to be made. Maybe I'm missing something, but that's the way I see it, for right now at least.
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  10.    06 Mar 2017 #350

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    I thought that was a good comparison by Techspot. My observations are that compared to where AMD was before, Ryzen was a big success and put them way ahead of their previous position. Compared to all of their hype and claims before release, Ryzen was a failure for gaming at least. Maybe future BIOS updates will improve performance some, I would guess it will.

    The overclockability by most reviewers was surprisingly a big disappointment.

    For a gamer building a gaming rig today, I don't know why they would pick a Ryzen over a cheaper 7700K. The 7700K beat all the Ryzen chips in almost every game tested. Yes, the Ryzen chips can play games well at every level. but, the cheaper 6700K and 7700K beat them in every title. So, looking at that review, if I were building a gaming rig today, why would I chose a $500 1800X or a $400 1700X that gets beat by a $340 7700K on every game tested. Then if you consider the overclockability of the 7700K, it would be safe to assume you could beat it a whole lot worse. The 7700K can overclock like crazy. Cheaper, faster and better is an easy decision for me.

    Maybe the answer would be different if you were looking at a production rig, I don't know. But for a gaming rig, I don't see a decision to be made. Maybe I'm missing something, but that's the way I see it, for right now at least.

    Agreed Microcenter has 6700k at like $279.00 so i mean what would you do it's like the script has been flipped lol

    I might also add that 1080's are priced at 1070 prices it may be worth getting another 1080 than a TI


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